McGill Rapid 2019

*La version française suit.

The McGill Rapid is back in 2019 for its third edition! It will be held on Saturday May 4 in the same venue as last year, the McGill New Residence Hall. 

Pre-registered list 

Venue: New Residence Hall, 3625 Park Avenue. 10 min from metro Place-des-Arts, buses 80, 129, 144.
Format: 5-round two sections Swiss tournament. Please bring your own clocks.
Time Control: 25 minutes to mate, plus 5 seconds per move.

Rating: The highest between (standard-200) and the FQE semi-rapide rating will be used.

This tournament is sponsored by the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU).


On-site registration: 9-9:30 AM. $5 on-site fee.

Round 1 10:00
Round 2 11:20
Round 3 13:00
Round 4 14:20
Round 5 15:40


Prize Fund: $1200!

Prizes are based on 80 registrations (89 players last year). $15 per registration is guaranteed to go towards the prize fund. If the participation is higher than predicted, the prize pool will be increased.

Championship section: $700

  • Registration: $35
  • U18 and McGill students/employees: $25
  • Masters: $20
  • FIDE masters + : Free before April 1st.

Section B(-1800): $500

  • Registration: $30
  • U18 and McGill students/employees: $20


How to register:

-By cheque: address to “McGill Chess Club”

McGill Chess Club
3600 rue McTavish Street,
Suite 1200,
Mailbox 89,
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 0G3

-Cash, in person

Trottier Building at McGill, 3630 University, first floor cafeteria on Thursdays between 5:30 and 7:30 (club meetings), or on week days by appointment.


Interac e-transfer with your payment. Set password to mcgillopen2019.

Fees in the dropdown menu below. 

-Online on this page. Please note that a charge of $1.50 is applicable for online payment to contribute to the Paypal charges (we also contribute).

Please select your registration.

A CFC or FQE membership is required. You can obtain a tournament passport on site for $10.

Refunds are possible until May 2. $10 in administrative fees will be applied.

More information:

Roman Sarrazin Gendron

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